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Skitch 2.7.2
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With Skitch, taking, annotating, and sharing screenshots or images is as fun as it is simple.

Communicate and collaborate with images using Skitch and its intuitive, engaging drawing and annotating features.
  • Create a note. Use Skitch's image capturing features to take screenshots, then edit and share these and other images with your collaborators.
  • Make your point. Markup and annotate key components of your images to communicate with others.
  • Share it all. Share your thoughts with your
What's New
Version 2.7.2:
  • Enabled PDF Page rotation/deletion.
  • Added additional sharing options available to non-logged in users.
  • Added colored non-stylized text.
  • Many bug fixes.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7.4 or later



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Skitch User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Cyann reviewed on 28 Feb 2014
To those, like me, who consider Skitch 2 is a mess, and don't want to stay with Skitch 1 (which is the best ever) you should try Glui.
[Version 2.7.2]


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ylluminate commented on 23 Jan 2014
What a joke, you know I thought I'd just give it a try again here to see if they'd addressed our previous notes. Not only have they chosen to ignore us, but now there's a stupid bug that will not copy the correct filename to the pasteboard. For example, it puts underscore marks ('_') at the end of filenames separating the filename from the file type. So it might, for example, give "my_image__png" instead of "my_image_.png" (seems to love those underscores!!! Calm down there guys!).
[Version 2.7.1]


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Mextex reviewed on 06 Dec 2013
Seriously, don't even try Skitch 2.x. Download and use Skitch 1.x instead. This is a perfect example of how a big company takes over a small developer with a great app and destroys everything. I think that the Evernote people don't even have an idea what Skitch 1.x was about. And after all this time they have taken over Skitch an got negative Feedback about their new Skitch 2.x, they changed exactly nothing. I am an Evernote premium user and I like it. But with Skitch 2.x they made every imaginable mistake one could think of.
[Version 2.7]

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Lisa-Lockworth replied on 13 Dec 2013
"This is a perfect example of how a big company takes over a small developer with a great app and destroys everything."

SO TRUE.
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Lisa-Lockworth commented on 19 Nov 2013
I LOVE Skitch but if you guys are like me, let me suggest you download the old version...The new version is NO GOOD (very limited features).
[Version 2.7]


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ylluminate reviewed on 25 Oct 2013
Man you guys don't get it. You are trying to remake Skitch 1.x right now vs adding useful new features TO Skitch 1.x. You are still not at Skitch 1.0; probably at about 0.7 to be frank. Just some simple examples:
• You can't define opacity quickly and easily. I was, for example, excited when I saw a very transparent highlighter, but quickly realized that when it faded into full color you missed the mark. There should indeed be a highlighter AND a freeform draw tool.
• Shapes are harder to reach, let us click and put up a drawer vs changing context. It's a UX foobar.
• Don't postfix numerals on the end of filenames when they are dragged out unless they need to be incremented.
• Give use the old resize and crop functionality, not this new crap that is less intuitive and slower to use.
• Give us our freaking Skitch 1.0 library back! Don't just open Skitch 1 docs, give us a robust library that we had before and leave the contents intact! It has 3 years of images in there for me!
• Lose the stupid new icon; give us back our stylized heart, we're used to it and it is more attractive than this arrow tail.
• I could go on quite a bit... You guys are just still really off base.
[Version 2.7]


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RustyIron reviewed on 25 Oct 2013
When Version 2 came around and started "sharing" all my activity with Evernote, I managed to downgrade to Skitch 1.x.

Still being irritated by Evernote's relentless pursuit of my private data, I finally stumped across Monosnap, which does everything that Skitch 1.0 did, and nothing more. Yay, Monosnap!
[Version 2.7]


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Maclover1.1 reviewed on 31 Aug 2013
Well, after using mostly LittleSnapper and then Voilà over the past few years (and before that Ambrosia Snapz.. way back...).. I've tried Skitch again (never understood who it was meant to early on.. seemed like a toy to send cutesy" postcards"-type annotated images for teen-boppers at the time of Plasq.. in line with their cartoony Comic Life approach.. at least that is how I saw it.

Then lately have been annoyed at Voilà for not being 64-bi7 have decided to ditch all non 64-bit apps inasmuch as possible) and had given up on LittleSnapper before that (and am sure not interested in ember whatsoever).

To make a long story long.. I love Evernote and like it when I can sort of streamline certain things.. So.. got Skitch a Twirl again since I got it on on Android.. and though fairly basic it is just fine for my usage which is basically quickly annotating screen grabs for customers mostly (I do not like its icon.. but I can pretend I don't see it..).

So the price between Evernote and Skitch is right for me ;0) And the fact that I got those tools on my Android Tablet as well makes it all peachy for me.
[Version 2.6.2]


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ylluminate reviewed on 22 Jun 2013
Developers, apparently you do not know now to perform UX testing, so let me try to help a little bit. Your goal absolutely must be to make Skitch feel precisely like 1.x of the app. 1.x, as you can see, is something that EVERYONE loved. The only good reviews I've seen (save a couple) are from folks who never used 1.x. So, here you go:
• Allow us to rename Skitch 1.0 to "Skitch 1.app" and run it along side of Skitch 2 (that way we don't feel forced and can compare). Right now we have to start Skitch 2 first and then start Skitch 1 in order for this to work as ignorant Skitch 2 thinks Skitch 1 isn't supposed to be running.
• Put a tool resizer ON the interface so that we can shrink and enlarge our arrows and fonts like we used to be able to do (http://cl.ly/image/0u3X3V242n1z).
• Give us the ability to define transparent backgrounds for our creations. Frequently we want to have transparent alpha pngs (http://cl.ly/image/1P111v143w3p).
• Make scaling and cropping work like before (even if you have a crop button, give us the ability to do it like we USED to as it is MORE INTUITIVE) (http://cl.ly/image/1S2O1w3I0X30).
• Allow us to name like we used to (http://cl.ly/image/2S2S2S2T2M0M) - it does not appear that now we can rename files properly as you just have a silly title that doesn't stick as the filename when dragging it out to other apps and you just have an ugly "Drag Me (size x size)" area; at least make it like the old Skitch where you can insert a filename there. That makes intuitive logical sense.
• Make your bordering narrower; compare old to new: http://cl.ly/image/200w1L422H1p
• Give us the old paint bucket back and make it work like it did before so we can fill spaces: http://cl.ly/image/1F0Z1d3M153F
• Your selection mechanism is not as good as before. For example, having a selection arrow and being able to draw rectangles or arrows upon arrows (ie, other shapes) was a better way with more fine grained control (http://cl.ly/image/2f0a0J3h0M2S).
• Capture Safari pages and USE Safari cookies so that if you are logged in on Safari, it will actually be logged in on Skitch (thus allowing the capture of admin pages, etc.)

I could probably provide several more points, however this is a good start. The idea here, as you can see, is to emulate the old version as closely as possible as you have a lot of users who want this. Listening to users is never a bad thing when they know your product better than you do. We have been a very passionate and dedicated userbase for Skitch and fell in love with the app and it's cool little heart icon. We want back what we loved; that's not too much to ask for and it is not too hard to accomplish if you just listen and study.
[Version 2.5.2]

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Fishscale replied on 26 Jun 2013
I agree with your disdain for the direction Evernote has taken with Skitch 2, or rather the lack of direction it has suffered due to Evernote's purchasing of Skitch v1. Skitch was so close to being an invaluable tool for years to come but when the developer chooses to cut development there is nothing you can do.

For some reason it seems as if Sketch was bought so that development would cease under it's previous owners. I did not use Skitch much under v1 but have compared the two and it's truly appears to be app suicide/sabotage under Evernote... I do not know for what reason or if Evernote has simply lost all common sense but from their advancements with the flagship app and service it seems to be the former.

I only write this because Skitch v1 could have been great for my workflow with a few tweaks to "capture Safari pages" and the saving process. How does that option diminish from any other part of Skitch if left as is functionality wise in v2 as it was in v1... so do not do anything to it but how do you justify simply removing an extremely useful feature that doesn't interfere with any other functioning or "hurt" the app or it's user base but rather retains or attracts new users? You are asking these same questions just like so many others, as the reviews blatantly demonstrate like a slap across the developers' face but no interest, one reason or another. I like Evernote, but will not purchase a premium account simply from witnessing the Skitch purchase and neglect/dismantle routine. I do not want to rely on a service that will non-sensically make decisions and ignore their user's pleads not even for new features but at least a version that retains features torn out of v2 for no explainable reason. I know they are doing just fine without my money and clearly do not care what Skitch user's think, even this update is not that profound as they portray it to be, but I hope other Mac users are at least aware of this behavior. It's not hard, try v2 and then try v1 of Skitch... if you come out saying you like v2 better I promise you are in the bottom ten percent (fabricated figure, but ten sounds generous) block of users.

I hold no faith in Evernote as a company for removing the capturing of Safari pages, Apple's default platform and a feature that makes it a free or with premium purchase, paid, competitor to about a dozen old and new mac apps which have the basic functionality and not much else. LittleSnapper and Voila have done the best job with capturing web pages as they appear but LS has little development these last couple years and Voila is a great app with a great company driving it but I still prefer to go to the command line for the simple reason that it allows me more flexibility for my workflow of capturing, annotating, and moving out of the app's database and into my own simple logging setup. Skitch fits the bill perfectly but It appears the Snap Safari option in the menu, Apple's native browser, was causing Evernote so many problems that it had to be completely removed and replaced with no feature that can take it's place.

The app is great, v1's rating shows that much but between the removal of the two features I need most to be efficient I can get by with the CL and a free graphics editor but potential that Skitch had is scary. Of course it is easy to see what drove the decision to remove the two features I need, Evernote subscriptions. Snap Safari feature threatened Evernote's Save Full Page feature. I am guessing on this reasoning but common sense points in this direction only reaffirmed by the removal of no ability to rename the screencap before dragging to local drive and less drag/export formats when done so.

I get they want to sell subscriptions not develop a free app for our community. That's fine, but give me the option to pay you for the features you took out in an effort to "force" or persuade me that a subscription to Evernote would be the best option for my workflow. I would happily pay for Skitch 2 + removed functionality that was available in Skitch v1. Evernote, you don't even have to do any more developing and you will make money. Just add back all of the options that made Skitch attractive to users in the first place and keep the paid version up to date with your subscription geared updates to v2. I don't see how anybody loses in that scenario but that makes way too much sense and everybody wants all of their screengrabs to be public, of course, the default/unchangeable option for uploading snapshots. Hmm, I really don't just take snapshots for others to see and even if I did I'd like an option to not automatically publicly share and then have to remember to change the options later Evernote... well how about that, their driving me back to Evernote. Removing options or forcing workflows on users so they need to run/login to the only service the company cares about makes economical sense but in my case it has made me weary of Evernote's devotion to their user's. It's not Skitch anymore... It's Evernote's Screenshot Annotator.

Solution is simple and both parties benefit. (1) Current version should be named "EverSkitch" - Those who want to integrate everything will remain thrilled, all 1/100 users that upgraded from v1. (2) Put back all those basic features that contributed to functionality that made v1 an app worth buying, from your companies perspective, and charge user's. It really is not anything major.

Wow, I really wasted a lot of time on this as if I was going to get through to company. I was going to hold out hope and then saw the dedicated thread for this issue, it was much too long to be read as so many people posted their support for a change in approach/wanted features they depended on returned, etc... - I did not bother posting after realizing that even minor feature re-implementation pleas were ignored by developer's and everyone's questions/complaints did not even receive a response from the company. I should have posted this on their forum but felt no point and this tirade came out, after again trying both versions and realizing how much I would love a non-feature deprived independent Skitch v2. So much wasted potential.

@yiluminate - I didn't even use Skitch v1 much but the little bit that I did I found it invaluable. I now know why you continue to push the obvious and appreciate your enthusiasm. I gave up hope on Evernote, I have seen crazier things than common sense prevail though... keep the faith but I have a feeling when your Evernote subscription retires your faith in a usable Skitch will also begin to fade. Oh well, they own the app and can and have done as they wish with the needs of Skitch user's receiving not even a fleeting thought. How can we sell more subscriptions was/is the motto for sure.
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Odysseus replied on 26 Jun 2013
Have you sent this to the Skitch team at Evernote? I doubt that they read the feedback here …
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ylluminate replied on 26 Jun 2013
@Odysseus yes, I have tried various times in the past to communicate my frustration. I felt that it was high time to articulate things here so that others can copy and paste my feedback and push them towards the developers.
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Bluebird replied on 26 Jun 2013
I used Skitch 1 for about 6 months, then switched to Skitch 2 and it does exactly what I want it to do (and more) and getting better with each update. Skitch 1 was different, but much to featured for my needs. I'm much happier with Skitch 2 and the Evernote integration. Not EVERYONE loved 1 more than 2. Thanks Evernote for a beautiful simple Skitch as it is today.

But, I do understand your frustrations as I was a lifetime user of Freehand before Adobe killed it for Illustrator. Was a very hard transition and one that has take many years to do. Still not up to speed either.

Loving Evernote, Skitch and Penultimate.
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Lorin-Rivers reviewed on 07 Jun 2013
Really disappointed in version 2x. I was a heavy user of version 1 and it did a bunch of stuff that version 2 doesn't. One thing I REALLY miss is the ability to reuse a capture region. It sort of exists in the new version, but is buggy on multiple monitors. Bah.
[Version 2.5.2]

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ylluminate replied on 18 Jun 2013
Still using 1.x with Cloud.app (just drag images from Skitch 1.x to Cloud.app in the menubar) and I'm really happy still. I hate Evernote even though I have a subscription) and am really thrilled with this workflow.
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Cosjr reviewed on 19 Apr 2013
Skitch v2 is great. After using v1 for quite a while, I had a hard time upgrading and complaining. After using v2 now for quite a while, I happy to say I don't miss the stuff in v1 I never used. Absolutely love the Evernote integration, as we rely heavily on Evernote for many things. My Skitch shots (which are at least 20 a day) are always available in the Evernote account. The paperless office is that much closer. Scitch 2 is simple and uncluttered. Stability has been a bit sketchy at times, but other than that this is a great app.
[Version 2.5]


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Corpsecorps had trouble on 19 Sep 2011
Haven't used it for a little while and now it wont upload to the web site.

When I visit the web site, it takes ages to get any particular page to come up.
[Version 1.0.7]



Travisd7578 rated on 01 Mar 2014

[Version 2.7.2]



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Rasputinsrevengereloadet rated on 23 Dec 2013

[Version 2.7.1]



Pdandyk rated on 26 Oct 2013

[Version 2.7]



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Mityars rated on 25 Oct 2013

[Version 2.7]



Just4Fun00 rated on 29 Sep 2013

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Viole rated on 25 Sep 2013

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Kelpie rated on 20 Aug 2013

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Defcom56 rated on 25 Jul 2013

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Carl1966 rated on 30 Jun 2013

[Version 2.6]



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Fishscale rated on 26 Jun 2013

[Version 2.6]


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With Skitch, taking, annotating, and sharing screenshots or images is as fun as it is simple.

Communicate and collaborate with images using Skitch and its intuitive, engaging drawing and annotating features.
  • Create a note. Use Skitch's image capturing features to take screenshots, then edit and share these and other images with your collaborators.
  • Make your point. Markup and annotate key components of your images to communicate with others.
  • Share it all. Share your thoughts with your collaborators with streamlined feedback options; share summaries of your notes; share your notes on Evernote or social media with ease.


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